The current system doesn't reflect the modern working world, MP Tracy Brabin told BuzzFeed News. She will table a parliamentary motion on the subject this month.
"As it seeks to negotiate the best possible Brexit deal, the government must not allow addressing urgent issues in Britain’s labour market to fall by the wayside."
A tribunal upheld a decision that drivers had the right to be classed as workers rather than as self-employed. Uber is expected to launch further appeals.
There Are Only 9 Inspectors Responsible For Upholding The Rights Of Vulnerable Agency Workers In The UK
MPs have heard how the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has a budget of just £500,000 to regulate a sector comprising 18,000 businesses.
Deliveroo drivers say they will be "forced" to compete for jobs and fear they could earn less money, because of new changes to the app.
Uber And Deliveroo's Use Of Self-Employed Drivers Has "Major Tax Benefits", The Author Of A Gig Economy Review Says
Matthew Taylor also said Uber and Deliveroo drivers "probably ought to be" classified as workers instead of self-employed.
"I think the business absolutely accepts in some places it's had the wrong attitude and needs to change," Uber's head of policy admitted.
Last year a group of drivers won the right to holiday and sick pay. On Wednesday Uber appealed that decision, arguing it is no different from any minicab company.
The under-fire taxi firm has apologised after Transport for London refused to renew its licence, but union bosses say "actions speak louder than words".
Markus Villig was just 19 when he founded Taxify, and he's now brought it to London. But can he really drive customers away from Uber?
A Deliveroo driver was attacked with acid last month in London. Now more than 70 drivers have refused to go to certain locations over safety fears.
Jabed Hussain, who was injured in an acid attack last month, told BuzzFeed News about his experience.
Deliveroo told BuzzFeed News it was "in touch with the rider and will be providing him with support" after the attack.
Matthew Taylor, who published a long-awaited report into modern working practices on Tuesday, told BuzzFeed News it's up to brands to be more transparent about the use of agency workers and people on insecure self-employed contracts.
Rebecca Long-Bailey was speaking on BBC Radio 4 on the day the government's Taylor report examining the gig economy was launched.
Matthew Taylor, who was commissioned by the government to review employment rights, has recommended that worker rights should be bolstered, but Labour says his recommendations do not go far enough.
Matthew Taylor, CEO of the Royal Society of Arts, is leading a government review of modern employment that will consider the issue of insecure work.
AO Group, owner of Expert Logistics, said it "refutes" the claims, but apologised after drivers received unofficial letters warning them they could have their contracts terminated for littering.
"The Tory government has systematically deprived people of rights year after year – and now they’re going to claim to be the party of the working class? I don't think so, mate."
Sources told BuzzFeed News they were informed yesterday that Transline would no longer manage agency workers at the retailer's Barnsley warehouse.
Iain Wright MP, chair of the business select committee, had been examining workers' rights in an inquiry that has been derailed by the snap general election.
The announcement from the under-fire taxi firm comes days before MPs are due to publish a report into the gig economy.
Sports Direct has appointed a shop floor manager to represent workers on the board as it struggles to improve its reputation following a string of criticisms about working practices.
William Shu, Deliveroo cofounder, said he would like to offer riders more security but that it was up to government to "define" a status of worker that would enable that.
An MP Just Said He Was "Astonished" The Company That Supplies Workers To Asos Couldn't Answer His Questions
"I do find it astonishing that you didn't do the homework beforehand," the business select committee chair told Transline after it failed to answer questions about the Asos warehouse in Barnsley.
Barrister Jolyon Maugham QC is raising funds for a legal challenge over whether the company should be charging customers VAT.
The Trades Union Congress made the claim during the opening session of the business, energy, and industrial strategy committee inquiry into the "future world of work".
TfL said drivers from private hire taxi firms having the right level of English is "vital for customer safety".
Deliveroo, questioned alongside executives from Amazon, Uber, and Hermes, told MPs it would drop a contract clause designed to prevent riders from challenging the company in the courts.
Not everyone is happy about it though.
A Court Made A Ruling About A Plumber's Working Rights That Could Have Big Repercussions For The Gig Economy
The Court of Appeal found that a former plumber should be given basic workers' rights in a move that could make it harder for companies to avoid covering costs like holiday and sick pay, lawyers said.
Almost 1 million zero-hours contract workers endure a 7% "pay penalty" compared with similar permanent roles, according to new research.
Businesses are using insecure working contracts to keep costs low at the expense of a "growing army" of workers who would rather be fully employed.
An undercover Channel 4 News investigation has made a series of allegations about the company's Rochdale warehouse.
The fact-finding mission, which begins in Maidstone, Coventry, and Glasgow, will form part of a government-commissioned report into the "gig economy".
The company is yet to respond to a letter from the IWGB union asking for a meeting to negotiate the rights of those who work for them.
The decision could have huge ramifications for workers in the so-called gig economy.
The business, energy, and industrial strategy committee has launched an inquiry following a series of media exposés about companies including Asos and Deliveroo.
The online fashion giant reported sales of £1.4 billion but did not directly address allegations uncovered by BuzzFeed News that it live-monitors staff and uses "exploitative" contracts.
"We are learning all the time," CEO Nick Beighton said in a statement following a BuzzFeed News investigation.
The online fashion giant wrote to staff detailing changes after a BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered serious complaints from workers about working practices.
The food delivery app's "self-employed" workers told BuzzFeed News they are driving its growth with little reward or security.
Iain Wright, chair of the Commons business select committee, said it would now include the online fashion giant in a wider inquiry into modern working practices due in January.
Workers at Asos’s Barnsley warehouse say they work like machines. A BuzzFeed News investigation found allegations of exploitative contracts, a stringent security regime, and stressed workers at the heart of the online retailer's global fast-fashion empire.
The news follows months of allegations about the courier firm's treatment of employees.
The company has apologised to Peter Jamieson after he was fired while caring for his terminally ill wife, Patricia.
A BuzzFeed News investigation has uncovered further allegations of mistreatment from workers at the under-fire delivery giant.